soupfin shark

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Synonyms for soupfin shark

Pacific shark valued for its fins (used by Chinese in soup) and liver (rich in vitamin A)

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Thus, despite the large numbers of sharks taken in the fisheries, only one species, the soupfin shark , was studied.
In 1937, it was discovered that the liver of the Soupfin Shark was the richest source of vitamin A available in commercial quantities (Ripley, 1946).
By 1941 a similar fishery for the Soupfin Shark had developed in Oregon (Westrheim, 1950).
1978); soupfin shark, Galeorhinus zyopterus (Ripley, 1946); and spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias (Rago et al.
The four-foot fish - which could grow to 15ft - ripped two soupfin sharks apart after they strayed too close.
With more water than all current aquarium exhibits combined, the Outer Bay will be home to blue and soupfin sharks, ocean sunfish that can be 10 feet tall and weigh 3,000 pounds, green sea turtles, barracuda, pelagic stingrays and schools of tuna and other open-ocean fishes.